James Chortanian is senior counsel at Doyle Schafer McMahon, LLP, and his practice is focused on the defense of physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers in medical malpractice cases. As a result of his early success, James was recognized as a “Rising Star” in 2020 in the area of medical malpractice by Super Lawyers Magazine.
James graduated cum laude from Whittier Law School in May 2013 and was admitted to the California State Bar in December 2013. He is licensed to practice before all courts of the State of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association.
During law school, James excelled in the classroom, receiving numerous scholarships, Dean’s Honor List Awards and CALI Excellence for the Future Awards. He also gained valuable practical experience by participating in externships with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the Los Angeles Superior Court, and in private practice. Prior to joining Doyle Schafer McMahon, LLP, James worked at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP, where he successfully handled complex civil litigation in multiple practice areas.
In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and going fishing.